I'm Allie and I am a West Virginia based international destination wedding photographer.
I have a passion for authenticity and emotion. I have photographed wedding weekends from New York City to Colorado to Jamaica and of all the beautiful places I have been, I believe nothing is quite as beautiful as a vulnerable moment. I thrive on spontaneity and just the right amount of inappropriate jokes and believe my calling in life is to use photography to help people see the astonishing light of their own being.
"I wish that I could show you,
when you are lonely
or in darkness,
light of your own being."
TIDBITS ABOUT ME.
I have been following my heart since I was 8 years old.
I was given a disposable camera for a school photography contest in the second grade and all it took was 27 exposures to know this is where I belonged. I submitted the image I loved the most instead of the one with the best composition and exposure, and see that ringing true even today.
I will take a vulnerable moment over perfect posing every single time.
I desire to show people how beautiful their lives really are because I have a hard time realizing and seeing it sometimes in my own day to day. Photography is powerful that way.
Weddings have been a part of my life for 7 years now. I have shot over 60 of them and my favorites are the ones where a grown man ugly cries like he means it.
I love West Virginia with my whole heart. But traveling keeps me sane. I will go ANYWHERE twice.
Destination weddings are always a good idea, but so long as there is love.. I am in.